The Cahoon Museum of American Art starts its program season on Saturday, April 10th, from 8pm to 9pm with the live zoom discussion “Material Considerations in Contemporary Art” with the artists Cicely Carew, Juan Escobedo and Loretta Park.
The artists give insights into their creative practices and how they work with found and discarded materials to make their art. The discussion will be moderated by Michael MacMahon, Education and Program Manager of the Cahoon Museum.
The program is free. Registration is required through the museum’s website or by calling 508-428-7581.
Cicely Carew is a Boston-based artist who uses vibrant colors, rebellious markings, sweeping gestures, and references to the natural and galactic worlds in her artwork. Her life as a mother, movement teacher and nature lover has a huge impact on her practice. Ms. Carew received her Masters of Fine Arts from the College of Art and Design at Lesley University in 2020. Her work is included in the permanent collections of Northeastern University, Simmons University, Boston Art Inc., Cambridge Arts Council and Fidelity Investments.
Juan C. Escobedo explores personal identity in his art installations, sculptures, and collages. Mr. Escobedo creates his art primarily from cardboard and associates this material with his background as a brown, Mexican-American queer man who grew up in a socioeconomically weak community along the border between the United States and Mexico. He chooses this material to challenge viewers about socio-economic and racial prejudice and to raise awareness of preconceived notions of race and class.
Loretta Park is a visual artist with a Masters of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College. Her work has been exhibited at the Shelter In Place Gallery and the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. New System Exhibitions in Portland, Maine; and contemporary art center in Maine in Rockland. She currently works in the Boston area and is a visiting professor and mentor for the Compass Faculty at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.